Maple Syrup Cinnamon Rolls…In Late! Vintage Recipe Swap!

Hi folks. Going to try to make this snappy. Pretty late here in Canuckland. Need my sleep. This burning the candle at both ends stuff gets tiring some days. I actually fell asleep on the couch tonight. I never fall asleep anywhere but my bed. I was watching Gilmore Girls with mini-me and talking to Ann from Cooking Healthy For Me online and next thing you know the show was over and Ann was left hanging mid sentence. Yup, I’m a keeper folks.

So this comes in with an explanation. A pathetic one but one just the same. I’ll give you the low down, the down and dirty, the real deal. You want the truth people. Well… you can’t handle the truth. Okay, so I’ve always wanted to say that. Jack Nicholson, guy is a genius.

Moving on.

Awhile back I was hearing and seeing some buzz about Burwell General Store and the recipe swap held there. I was intrigued after seeing Chef Dennis do them. So I emailed Christianna  and expressed some interest in participating. Yes I realize that is pretty bold of me to just email and ask about it. It’s how I roll people, you should be figuring that out by now. Anyhow Christianna is a super nice lady and I was so excited to be able to be included. I mean over the moon, so happy I could dance a jig and well, probably did. Although there is no proof. If you see a jig on youtube that is NOT me.

Cut to this weekend. I was a cooking machine. I had fallen so behind during some time off that I was struggling to keep up. I had a plan for something coming up this month and wanted to wrap up all the things I had on the go. I have always been a blogger who flies by the seat of her pants. I make dinner, I edit pics, I write a post and send it out there. All within a short 2 to 3 hour time line, cooking included. It’s just how I’ve always done it. But I realize now it’s just not enough time and I have no saved up recipes for when life happens. Plus it makes it hard to be organized and on top of things. I am hyper organized in every other aspect of my life. So the lack of it here on the blog is surprising. I think of it like reality tv. You don’t want to see what I ate last week. You want to see what I’m eating NOW. That is how I approached the blog. Until this weekend. When I had a light bulb moment brought on by a moment of total embarrassment.

What you ask could embarrass the Lunatic. Well as I was cooking up a storm all weekend and planning some secret posts I realized after the fact that the vintage recipe swap I had longed to be part of and was so excited about, had come and gone. I was all proud of myself for getting caught up and ahead of the game. Then as I was clearing emails I realized I had forgotten to make the vintage recipe. The one I coveted and longed to be part of. How could this happen? How could I do this? Simple explanation. I’m a dumba**! Okay so not very professional I know. But so wickedly true in this moment. So to Christianna and the rest of the group I apologize profusely. I am so sorry I was not on time.

Okay so it gets better. No really. You can’t make this stuff up. I made a recipe last night. I often just toss stuff together and see what happens. I have to admit I rarely have something not turn out. Yah, well last night, big old el bombo. I made tarts and while they taste okay, they don’t seem to come out of the pan easily. If I can pull one out tomorrow I’ll post it so you can see. They taste like a butter tart. Pretty darn good but not quite as good as they can be. So not sure if I’ll revamp them or not.

So today I pulled up my bootstraps, no really I did, I have a horse, bootstraps are real, they exist. So I pulled em up high and went into the kitchen to do this. I am so late to post for the swap but I wanted to make something anyway. I wanted to see what I could come up with. And after last nights phyllo incident of 2011 I needed to redeem myself. So this is it. This is what I made. I mean I am a Canuck for pete’s sake, maple syrup runs in our veins. How could I pass up this opportunity to make something like this. I should have a gazillion maple syrup recipes. Somehow I don’t, apparently I am a bad Canuck. Anyhow moving on. Here it is. Late, apologetic and hoping the swappers forgive my blonde moment. Most of them know me and know life has been a bit out of whack the last month or two so hopefully I am forgiven. Hope these rolls make up for it!

Here is the recipe we worked off of. Pretty shnazzy right! I was going to do a crumb cake but then I kept getting taking off in another direction. Hopefully this was okay. Being my first swap I was worried about venturing too far from the original. But I just got lead that way and followed. Lol!

Maple Cinnamon Buns: *bread machine*



3/4 cup milk
1 large egg
4 tablespoons butter
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon bread machine yeast


1/2 cup butter, melted

2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup sultana raisins

1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup


Combine all of the dough ingredients in your bread maker pan and put it in your machine.

Turn on dough setting. (mine takes 2 hours)

Once it’s done, remove it and set it on a lightly floured surface. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Roll dough out into a rectangle, about 10 x 15 inches.

Now spread the butter over it almost to the edge. Leave a little gap of about 1 inch at the edge un-buttered.

Now sprinkle on your sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts and raisins.

Now roll it as tightly as you can so it forms a cylinder. Press edges to seal.

With a sharp knife cut this into pieces about 1 inch thick. You can also use dental floss to cut.

Lay them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Once all cut, cover them and let stand for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Now pop them in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove and let cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before glazing them.

To glaze:

Mix powdered sugar, milk and maple syrup in a bowl and whisk until smooth.

Now drizzle on maple buns.

If I can give you a little advice, do not knead the dough after it comes out of the bread machine. I had not made cinnamon rolls in a long time and I forgot it makes these ones tough. It overworks the dough. Best to leave them alone. They’ll get enough working when you roll them. They are usually a lot lighter and fluffier than this.

So again huge sorry to the swap crew. I promise next swap I’ll be early, I’ll be the first one done, I’ll be chomping at the bit to post. Christianna thank you for being so sweet the other day.

Here’s the other great people who participating (AND WERE ON TIME!) so make sure you pop by and tell them Lunie sent ya.

Toodles and smoochies.xx

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  1. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says

    Wow, these look awesome! What a fun group to be a part of. My blog methods are the same as yours. I should really organize myself better as well. Thanks for sharing, this came out fantastically. You made up for your blunder :)

  2. Kristen says

    Those rolls are wonderful. Maple syrup in any form makes me smile. You sound like me, rushing to meet deadlines. It all sounds so easy in theory. I hope you get some good rest soon.

  3. Dionne Baldwin says

    It looks like these turned out beautiful! They look good enough to eat. Thanks for the tip about not kneading it after it comes out…I tend to get overzealous and I hate remaking. It makes me sad. :( I'm craving these now thanks to your photos and my sweet tooth!

  4. Free Spirit Eater says

    These all look awesome! And I love your maple syrup rolls, my mouth won't stop watering these look sooo good. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening Kim =]

  5. Curry and Comfort says

    Why does your story remind of something I LOVE LUCY would do? LOL! Too funny! Well, you're a honorable woman because you still participated.. so I definitely give you high marks there!! This recipe looks yummy beyond compare. Love cinnamon rolls. Don't be to hard on yourself. You had a lot going on until recently and I'm just dealing with sick kids and being sick myself and I'm all out of sorts. ; )

  6. ping says

    You got me at molasses! I love anything with molasses … well maybe not everything. I love swirly stuff (you can tell by my recent posts) and i really want to make these. Gotta get myself out of this rut I'm having. Convince me more, Kim! Your posts really perk me up.

  7. Ann says

    You are too funny! The rolls look amazing and I had no idea that you could get maple syrup in a can! I love it! I suspect the recipe swap folks will forgive you since you made those amazing rolls! Get some sleep, girlfriend!

  8. anne says

    Of course I have to grin when I'm reading your post ๐Ÿ˜€ Now , if I just can grab your maple syrup there I'll be happy as a clam ๐Ÿ˜€ & love that delicious looking cinnamon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. janet@cupcakestocaviar says

    Ok, this recipe puts you back to being the only woman I'm proposing to! IF you bring them to me… the drive shouldn't take TOOOOO long ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. The Mom Chef says

    Wow, you're forgiven for being late to that party because it clearly gave you an uber-boost of inspiration. The cinnamon rolls are amazing. You were probably one of those people who aced a test when you crammed the night before too, right? Amazing.

  11. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says

    There are four things I absolutely love about this post. 1) you made a vintage recipe 2) maple syrup cinnamon rolls? yum! 3) you were chatting with Ann from C.H.F.M. 4) while watching Gilmore Girls. I'm totally watching Gilmore Girls as I type this. :)

  12. Viviane Bauquet Farre says

    These look delicious. Hopefully the sugar-boost will give you a little extra energy (but make sure to catch up on your sleep!).

  13. Tina says

    Better late than never, but I do understand how things can get pretty hectic sometimes. You need some down time to relax!
    We will forgive your tardiness only because these are undoubtedly delicious. I want one-yum!

  14. Lacy says

    These look absolutely amazing! I find myself falling asleep on the couch, watching tv ALL the time now. It's pretty sad. But I think these rolls made up for any tardiness, they have me drooling over here! :)

  15. Karen says

    These are making my mouth water! I love the twist on a standard cinnamon roll with the maple, nuts and raisins…I could go for one of these right now!

  16. Kim Bee says

    @Dee- Thanks doll. You should join. You'd do great with this one. I try to be organized but my life is very fly by the seat of my pants. So planning takes SO much effort. I do find as I get busier planning is helping. Well when I actually follow and read the plan. Lol!

    @Kristen- Thanks so much. Yah, I am trying to get more organized so I can fit it all in. I even have a planner. Lord help us all now!

    @Dzoli- Lol, it is so yummy. I had to do this one being a Canuck. Oddly I only had 4 cans and bottles of the stuff laying around. Us Canucks should have more than that on hand at any given time. Lol!

    @Delishhh- Thanks so much!

    @Dionne- I get overzealous and impatient. Pastry and dough are my nemesis, I have to really try hard at it.

    @Ky- Thanks my dear!

    @Curry and Comfort- Thanks. I always think of the I Love Lucy bread episode, totally something I would do. It is never dull in my kitchen. Luckily it`s usually yummy though. Oh sick kids, that`s rough. Hugs to you and yours!xx

    @Amy- That maple syrup is old as the hills too. I have two cans of my Dad's left. He loved this particular kind. So he had oodles of it. I just polished off can 3. Gonna be a sad day when I run out of his. But being a Canuck it's alway available. Lol!

    @Ping- Thanks my dear. I just left you a message on your blog. I say if you need a bit of break take it. Or find balance. Some bloggers only post once a week and that's totally okay. Do what works for you. You are an amazing blogger so just find a groove that works for you and you alone. Then you'll feel right as rain again. I lose my mojo sometimes too. Blogging can get a bit ocd. The key is to put it in it's place. Life first, blog second!

    @healthyfoodietravels- Thank you so much!

    @Ann- It must be a Canuck thing. That was one my Dad picked up in Quebec. I inherited his stash. Only 2 left. And thanks. Sleep would be good. Dang insomnia!

    @anne- I am nothing if not honest to a fault. Lol! Wait a day or two for the apple pie post. Goodness that was quite a day!

    @janet- Gassing up the SUV now!

    @The Mom Chef- Lol, it's funny that I have multiple personalities when it comes to life. Some things I like order and precision. Some things I like anarchy and chaos. Cooking is one that I strive for quiet and calm but I cook better under the gun. So weird. I was the kind who would cram last minute then fall asleep 15 minutes before the test. Lol!

    @Tori- Lol, see we're kindred spirits. Your spirit is just younger, cuter and thinner than mine. Lol! I LOVE gilmore girls. I got mini-me hooked now so we watch an episode or ten a night. She loves it. It started as someone telling us that we remind them of the gilmore girls then she got all curious so I bought season one. And we are, only I am not as well behaved as Loralei. And I laugh and look like Sookie!

    @Viviane- Thank you so much. I love me some sweet stuff. Lol!

    @Tina- Thanks. You should try them out. You'd spin them into something very cool.

    @Lacy- Thanks so much. I rarely fall asleep anywhere but bed. Once when I was sick I dropped the book I was reading and the kids died laughing at me.

    @Karen- These were just so much fun to play with. I have another twist on this I am dying to try out. Thanks so much for visiting.

  17. LIndsay @ Rosemarried says

    I love making new blog friends through the recipe swap! And better late than never with the posting! Maple cinnamon buns sound so (so) tasty. My mom always made cinnamon rolls for holidays, so I always crave them this time of year. So this is perfect. Thanks for sharing, and we're so glad you joined!

  18. Amber, RD says

    I have been thinking about making maple cinnamon rolls for a while but didn't have a recipe and never got around to making my own. Now I don't have to! Thanks!

  19. Kim Bee says

    @Lindsey- Aw, you are so sweet. I am so touched and so happy to be part of this great group. SO much fun. Looking forward to the next one.

    @Rumana- Thanks.

    @Amber- I hope you like them.

    @Adele- Thanks for coming by. And the compliment.

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